Dairy: Organic milk goes into surplus – for now

With one major purchaser, Sunopta calling a halt and some new producers coming on stream, there is now a surplus of organic milk. But that could change if Sunopta starts buying again


After almost eight years of organic milk demand outpacing supply, there now appears to be a surplus and that has implications for Ontario’s organic dairy farmers.

Two policies encourage organic milk production in Ontario. Producers get six additional production credit days, and the milk they sell brings them a premium of 23 per cent over the gross blend price for milk.

Better Farming - May 2008